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April 25, 2014
2) You say that homeschooled kids aren’t properly socialized.
You’ve seen our society, haven’t you? You’ve interacted with people, right? Homeschooling might be increasingly popular, but the vast majority of the people you meet have been public schooled. And you’re telling me that the vast majority of the people you meet are ‘socially well adjusted’? Really? You and I both know that’s a lie. Behold: the two absolutely worst arguments against homeschooling | The Matt Walsh Blog
Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 25, 2014 9:38 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
Centralized primary education, the sort where all the kids in the neighborhood or town or village would all troop down to the school every morning, is a very recent phenomemon. It arose because the advent of cheap printed books a couple of hundred years ago made mass instruction possible. Teachers were necessary because one could only get so far with a mob of kids and a stack of books in a room. It sort of goes along with the rest of the Industrial Revolution.
For thousands of years, however, there was no such thing as school districts, teacher's unions, PTA's, and all that went with those things. Civilization mysteriously manifested itself, children inscrutably became "socialized".
"Socialized" is a disreputable sounding word in any case. When I hear it in a crowded room, I look around to see if the utterer has those little rectangular sort of hipster glasses.
Posted by: Mike James at April 25, 2014 11:46 AM
Our son was in the 6th grade at a public school in Florida. An envious female employee at my wife's job called our sons school and represented herself as my wife. Over the phone she had our son transferred to another school and we knew nothing about it. Until I got the call at my office telling me our son had been out processed and I could come pick him up.
Let that sink in for a moment and put yourself in my place. I trusted this place with the most valuable thing I will ever own. If the envious employee had a mind to she could have had anyone pick up our son.
I laid rubber all the way to the school and into the principals office and got exactly waist deep in his ass and in his face. I never seen such terror on a grown mans face ever. He literally begged me to let him make things right. I came within millimeters of beating his ass right on the spot.
I took our son home and never again did he attend public school.
Not only did we home school him, but in the 24 years hence we have assisted thousands of people worldwide in educating their own kids and continue to do so today.
One more time, "The worst thing this rotten assed gov't did was to hijack the education system for that has allowed all other societal ills to expand."
Now, what sane parent would want their kids to associate in an environment such as the public schools? Ignorant parents, like we were way back then. We were involved, constantly, and we were frustrated, constantly, but we didn't know there was another way to get this job done. Until the public school our son was enrolled in demonstrated that it was not capable of doing the job it was being lucratively paid to do. Only then did we understand that the role of running our sons life until his adulthood was ours and ours alone, no matter what.
Over the next 5 years we bent our lives to accommodate our son but not uncomfortably so.
Educating your kid(s) is completely doable for ANY parent, no exceptions. But first, the parent has to care. I mean REALLY care. Not this mamby pamby bullshit care you hear parents blubbering about everywhere. Walk it, don't talk it.
We aren't wealthy, and we aren't supermen. We are normal everyday people that found out the public schools don't give one damn about the students and we did what we had to to scale this hurdle and we enjoyed every minute of it.
Our son is 35 years old now, completed his high school 1 year early, completed a 4 year degree in 3 years and has been working as an advanced computer programmer responsible for the Tampa division of the New York Times website and recently started his own business and in 2 months he and his wife are giving us our first grandchild. We couldn't be more proud.
Question of the day:
Why do the public schools take 12 years to teach things that take 2 years to learn?
Roll that around upstairs for awhile.
(most people use the public school system as a free daycare center)
Posted by: ghostsniper at April 25, 2014 11:58 AM
ghost> Thank you for that very informative post. I have some similar experiences with .gov schools. But your post should be sufficient to get the message out.
My wife and I have attended some very interesting (damn scary actually) seminars in regards to Common Core. Common Core is the icing on the cake so to say, in regards to the TOTAL take over of the entire social system network of the USA. Common Core ties in directly with Obama Care as a second source of information and control of all American society. Everything.
Posted by: Terry at April 25, 2014 12:31 PM
Nobody can claim they didn't know public schools were out of control. They will claim they didn't know, but they lie.
The only thing important about Common Core is it is from The Feds. It may be better than the worst local school now, it will be used, just like sex-ed, as a wedge into the school which will be used for horrific actions later. While The Left proposes vast programs, and the initial sales job is focused on the specifics, those specifics are thrown away at earliest opportunity. Our side likes to argue endlessly about those technical aspects, and the weak-links go along because it might be OK. Just say "no" and take care of your own.
Posted by: Scott M at April 25, 2014 3:45 PM
“When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.’“ - Adolf Hitler
Scary ain't it? The Jesuits have a saying: "Give us a boy when he's ten years old and we'll have him for life"
Message is, we should keep our kids for as long as we can; make sure they have a foundation for being moral upright citizens.
Posted by: chasmatic at April 25, 2014 10:16 PM